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Planting tulips and band recording

What a lovely sunny weekend we just had. Spent huge chunks of it outside. Have also been to a couple of quality gigs. On Friday night we went to see Findlay Napier at the Big Comfy Bookshop in Coventry. It’s … Continue reading

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Spring sowings and stuff

I’ve been back at work a week and a half now and the holiday seems like eons ago. Got lots done though, including set up new veg plot for Jethro and Hannah – now growing them some plants to put … Continue reading

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Garden open and day and music afternoon SUCCESS!

Yay, we did it! The sun shone (a bit), the musicians played, helpers made tea and served cake (thanks to Anna, Dot and Sorrel). Around 100 paying guests came, plus children. In total we made ¬£430 for Friends of the … Continue reading

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Open garden and music afternoon

  Yes, I’m actually doing it – hopefully the music will distract folk from the weeds a little! Anyway, more details on my Facebook page, and some videos of Keith’s music on YouTube¬†– see you there? Please follow and like … Continue reading

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What to do with 175 tomato plants?

See. the packet of seed was 2 years old this year – and that’s my rule to avoid non-germination disappointment. 2 years and then chuck them away. So, I thought, may as well sow them all. Then I sat down … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning (and tidying)

First of all to write about what I’ve just done because I’m dead pleased with it! I’m not very good at pruning my ornamentals – never know when to do what. So unless Monty tells me on a Friday night, … Continue reading

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Great Garden Plans 2012

Early in 2012, we decided to put the veg beds under cover in order to concentrate on a few projects – like getting the back garden and courtyard sorted. But then, when we thought about it, there were loads of … Continue reading

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Getting back into it

Wow – I remembered the username and password to get back on here. Amazing! Well, things didn’t go as planned this summer – we realised quite early on that our kids needed lots of support through a tough exam year … Continue reading

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Raising chickens for meat

Can’t remember if I mentioned it or not, but we were experimenting with raising chickens for meat. I decided last winter that I wanted some Light Sussex to breed and raise for meat – these rare breeds are pretty and … Continue reading

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I love November

I know it’s not everyone’s favorite time of year as each day seems shorter than the last and each one colder and more grey. But it’s so quiet and calm. Working in the garden at this time of year is … Continue reading

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